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All hail Zargon... I mean Sargon!

Postby Sargon » Thursday February 3rd, 2022 12:47pm

Hi everyone,

I am new to the forum and wanted to post a brief introduction. I played the original Milton Bradley HeroQuest often and can still picture the game boxes on the shelf at Toys R Us (alongside other games like Battle Masters and Dragon Quest). I still have my childhood copy of the game, and have recently gone through all the components and replaced everything that was damaged and/or missing to get back to a complete boxed set. Now I just need to do some work on the box itself, which has seen better days, but I think I can get it back to reasonable shape following these recommendations. I have also recently purchased both the Kellar's Keep and Return of the Witch Lord expansions, which I never owned as a kid. I would love to own the Barbarian and Elf Quest Packs as well, but can't justify the insane prices those are selling for.

As I'm sure most of us were, I was very excited about the new Hasbro release and I backed the Mythic tier. I haven't even taken the components out of the box yet, but I look forward to sorting through everything at some point... although Abominations will always be Fimirs to me.

My eldest son is almost 9 years old, so he's getting close to an age where I can show him the game and hope he enjoys it too. The only question at this point is whether to start the new version with him, or play the original. For nostalgia sake, I'm leaning toward playing the original, but I'm not sure whether there were enough quality of life improvements in the new version that might make it a little easier for him to get into.

This site appears to be an amazing resource for the HeroQuest community and I look forward to reading through many of the resources and participating in these forums. I'm thrilled to see there are so many like-minded people here who have enjoyed HeroQuest over the years.

PS - My username Sargon was not influenced by Zargon at all, but instead from a college course in Ancient History where we learned about the Mesopotamian ruler Sargon of Akkad. I started using the name Sargon in the PC MMO Ultima Online at that time, and have used it every since. Despite what Zargon may have you believe, he had nothing to do with it!
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Re: All hail Zargon... I mean Sargon!

Postby j_dean80 » Thursday February 3rd, 2022 3:33pm

My kids started playing well before 9.

I like the new board for the 1” squares (more room). That means using the new tiles (fit the board better). Also, like the new solid furniture and doors (more sturdy). I prefer the old cards, minis, and other game components not already mentioned.

So, a mix of both versions a bit, but leaning more towards the old.
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Postby Sargon » Thursday February 3rd, 2022 3:40pm

j_dean80 wrote:My kids started playing well before 9.

My youngest is 5, so I guess I can start him too. :D

I like your suggestion about mixing the components, especially using the new board and furniture which would do away with the flimsy old doors.

I'm from Illinois too. If you don't mind me asking, what part are you in?
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Postby j_dean80 » Thursday February 3rd, 2022 4:23pm

Sargon wrote:
j_dean80 wrote:My kids started playing well before 9.

My youngest is 5, so I guess I can start him too. :D

I like your suggestion about mixing the components, especially using the new board and furniture which would do away with the flimsy old doors.

I'm from Illinois too. If you don't mind me asking, what part are you in?


My kids started at about 5.

I am in the Springfield area. Most hear IL and automatically assume Chicago.
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Postby Sargon » Thursday February 3rd, 2022 4:27pm

Cool. I'm not in Chicago either, but in the Kankakee area. Far enough away from the city, but close enough to make it to Wrigley Field several times a year.
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Postby Kurgan » Thursday February 3rd, 2022 4:38pm

I think we started playing at 6 and 12ish. It's always good to hear about old fans joining the community!


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Postby j_dean80 » Thursday February 3rd, 2022 8:19pm

Usually at 5 it’s “Here, you’re the Barbarian, go kill monsters.” Nothing complicated like the Wizard.
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